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How to Share Animoto Videos to Instagram

Megan O'Neill


Looking to share an Animoto video to Instagram? In this article, we’ll show you how to go about it.

Instagram is a mobile-first platform, so generally speaking - the objective is to get your Animoto video saved to the camera roll on your mobile device so that you can upload it to your Instagram account. In this article, we'll cover two ways to do this.

Sharing to Instagram from our iOS app

If you’ve got an iOS device, use our iOS app, Animoto: Social Video Editor to share your videos to Instagram.

Note: If you have an Android device or are attempting to share a video created with Animoto Memories, our legacy product, jump down to the next section of instructions below about downloading your video.

Step 1: Log in to the Animoto iOS app

Log in to the Animoto: Social Video Editor on your iOS device. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it here.

Step 2: Select the video you’d like to share

Go to the "Videos" tab in the app and select the video you’d like to share. You should see any marketing video you’ve created, whether you made it with the Animoto app or on the web.

Step 3: Send your video to Instagram

Tap the "Share" icon and then select "Instagram." This’ll open your video right in the Instagram app.


Download your Animoto video to share to Instagram

If you’re subscribed to one of our paid plans, you can always download your Animoto video and then share the file to Instagram from your mobile device. This is especially helpful if you don’t have an iOS device or are trying to share a video created with our legacy product, Animoto Memories.

When you’re logged into your paid Animoto account, find the desired video that you'd like to share and then click or tap on the “Download” icon. If given the option to select a prefered resolution, we always recommend the highest resolution download.

Once the video is downloaded, transfer the file to your phone. You can do this in a variety of different ways:

  • Text the video to yourself
  • Email the video to yourself
  • Use Airdrop to send the video to your phone
  • Use a file sharing service like Dropbox or Google Drive

Once your video has been sent to your device, tap the share icon to share it to Instagram. Or, open the Instagram app first and select your video from your camera roll as you normally would with any other content. To learn more, check out our full blog post on How to Post a Video to Instagram.

Sharing to Instagram from your computer

If you are sharing a video to an Instagram business account, you can publish the video directly from your computer. We have dedicated instructions on how to do so here.

We’d love to see the Instagram videos you’re creating with Animoto. Include the hashtag #MadeWithAnimoto when you share and we’ll reshare our faves! Have questions? Head over to our Help Center.